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HAWAII
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
HIGHWAY DIVISION
869 PUNCH BOWL STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813-5097


PHONE: 808-831-6712
KAUAI: 808-274-3111
OAHU DISTRICT 727 KAKOI STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96819

HILO: 808-933-8866
MAUI: 808-873-3535
OAHU: 808-831-6712
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
PACIFIC TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Single 22,500 20,500
Tandem 34,000
34,000
Tridum Depends on axle spacings, more than 42" and less than 6' is considered A tandem, less than 42' is considered as one axle.
Gross Weight 80,000 80,000
Width 9' 9'
Height 14' 14'
Length:
Semi-trailers 45' 60' overall
Saddle mounts No overall limit 65'

OVERHANG 4' rear, 4' front

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight:    
Single
36,000
6' axle width
  39,000 7' axle width
  42,000 8' axle width
  45,000 9' axle width
Tandem 48,000 6' axle width
  52,000 7' axle width
  56,000 8' axle width
  60,000 9' axle width
  64,000 10' axle width
Tridum Depends on axle spacings, whether single or tandem
Quad Depends on axle spacings, whether single or tandem
Gross weight:  
  5 Axles Depends on bridge formula
  6 Axles Depends on bridge formula
  7 Axles Depends on bridge formula
  8 Axles Depends on bridge formula
Length:   70'
Width:   14'
Height:   Depends on clearance
If load exceeds any of these dimensions or 180,000 lbs., refer to the section on Super Loads.


PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip movements good for the number of days the applicant specifies (one trip only). Permits for single trip movements are issued for one, one-way or round trip movement of over dimension or overweight objects. These permits shall be valid only for the specific date, time, vehicle and route designated in the permit. Continuous permits shall not be for more than one year.

OPERATING TIME
As specified in permit, when movements during darkness are allowed or stipulated in the permit for oversize or overweight vehicles, the lighting and reflectors for such vehicles or loads shall conform to the requirements of the motor carriers rules of the department governing such matters.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
As specified in permit, movement on Saturdays and Sundays may be permitted at the discretion of the district engineer.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Must remove all components to achieve the least dimensions, this includes blades, buckets, counterweights, booms, etc.

EXCEPTIONS
Loads may be moved with attachments up to 14' wide at permit engineer's discretion.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMIT
Applicant's name and address, load description, vehicle description, tractor unit, trailer license, trailer length, overall dimensions, total number of axles, overhang front and rear, gross weight, origin and destination routes.

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING

When Escorts are Needed # Certified Escorts
On All Highways:
Width over 12' 1 Font
Width over 14' 2 (Front & Rear)
Overhang over 4' 1 (Front or Rear)

Restricted Travel
Overloaded vehicles are generally restricted to 5 m.p.h. on structures. Stopping on bridges is prohibited. Moves shall not be made when visibility is unduly impaired by rain, fog, smog or at any time travel conditions are considered to be unsafe by the department or police. Vehicles shall not travel in convoys on 2-lane highways when operating with escort vehicles. A separate escort is required for each load being moved.

Movement shall be made so that the traveled way will remain open for traffic at all times. Provisions shall be made for continuous movement of opposing traffic and for frequent passing by vehicles traveling in the same direction. If necessary the vehicle shall be moved away from the traveled way at frequent intervals to allow traffic to pass.

Vehicles shall not travel upon the highway shoulder except when pulling over to allow following vehicles to pass.

The department may at any time delay the movement under the permit when they determine that the traffic, weather or other conditions will create a hazard in the movement.

Movement of oversize or overweight vehicles shall not be permitted on days and during hours when in the opinion of the district engineer, extremely heavy traffic is expected.

*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO.

SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions.

Overweight, Oversized & Wide Load Super Loads
Applications for overloads in excess of the permit requirements maximum shall be referred to the Construction and Maintenance Branch for further review with the district engineer's comments and recommendations. An application for an overweight movement shall be accompanied by sketches showing plan and elevation of the wheel arrangements, dimensions and distribution of loads. Processing an application takes a minimum of 3 weeks when a review by other branches in the Division is required.

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